Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-324 - Statewide voter registration database
Section 434-324-087 - Confirmation notice

Universal Citation: WA Admin Code 434-324-087

Current through Register Vol. 22-12, June 15, 2022

(1) When a voter is placed on inactive status, the county auditor must send a confirmation notice to the voter by first-class forwardable mail, and must include a response form that:

(a) Is preaddressed and postage prepaid;

(b) Includes either the voter's date of birth or voter registration number;

(c) Asks the voter to verify their current address; and

(d) Asks the voter to sign the oath in RCW 29A.08.230.

(2) When the voter sends the county auditor a response to the confirmation notice, the auditor must:

(a) Transfer the voter's registration and send the voter an acknowledgment notice if the response indicates that the voter has moved within the county.

(b) Forward the confirmation notice to the voter's new county by mail or electronically if the response indicates that the voter has moved to another county within Washington and the confirmation notice contains the minimum information required by WAC 434-324-036.

The county auditor in the voter's new county must register the voter using the information and signature on the confirmation notice. The new county must transfer the registration from the old county to the new county and send the voter an acknowledgment notice.

(c) Send the voter a voter registration application if the response indicates that the voter has moved to another county within Washington but the confirmation notice does not contain the minimum information required by WAC 434-324-036. The voter shall remain on inactive status according to RCW 29A.08.635.

(d) Cancel the voter's registration if the response indicates that the voter has moved out-of-state and the response is signed.

(e) Keep the voter on inactive status according to RCW 29A.08.635 if the response indicates that the voter has moved out-of-state but is not signed.

(3) The county auditor shall mail a confirmation notice to a primary-only voter, as defined in WAC 434-232-010, no earlier than 90 days before the primary that they are eligible to participate in.

(4) The county auditor shall not mail a confirmation notice to a participant in the future voter program established under RCW 29A.08.170 until the participant becomes a registered voter.

Amended by WSR 20-13-043, Filed 6/10/2020, effective 7/11/2020

Amended by WSR 22-10-041, Filed 4/27/2022, effective 5/28/2022

Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 12-14-074, § 434-324-087, filed 7/2/12, effective 8/2/12.

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